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What’s the outlook for data centers in 2017?

Last year, the data center market saw big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and the wild card that is strategic cloud adoption. These factors are changing the rules of the game—from pricing models to location selection tactics, and everything in between.

Over the next 12 months, we expect to see user demand for smart data center solutions continue to climb, while operators will feel the heat to deliver more data, faster and more flexibly than ever before.

Here are the five top trends to watch this year:

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North America Data Center Outlook 2016

Learn more about the four factors most impacting data center use, demand and profitability: economic growth, evolving location strategies, new desires for lease flexibility and climate change.

Dig into the data, market by market

This interactive visualization lets you explore data center demand and use across 17 top U.S. and Canadian markets (data as of fall 2016).